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Old June 20, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Wuttup! I have a 1000$ budget for a new build, put it together with a friend, wanted a little feedback as to whether im making a big mistake with any of our choices or not. Any missing component i already have;) thanks. Any suggestions good sirs/madame's?

tower:COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 140$
cpu:Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 259$
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MSI GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card 290$
mobo:ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 209$
or mobo:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 220$
Ram:PNY XLR8 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD6144KD3-1600-X8 67$
Heat Sink:Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler 79$

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Old June 20, 2011, 01:07 PM
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forget about quad core X58!! head over to P67 (u could get the P67 sabertooth) along with a 2500k and dual channel memory! it will be cheaper and perform better under OC! and while ur at it spool up an extra 10$ for the noctua NH-D14!
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wouldn't be cheaper to get 2 GTX 460 in SLI? they have the one from Asus with a pretty nice MIR on newegg.ca now and the setup would have more muscle than the 570. Not to mention, Asus mobo +Asus videocards should be super compatible.
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Old June 20, 2011, 02:45 PM
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And you're not going for a sandy bridge build why? Get the 2500k and a P67 based chipset
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Old June 20, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Agreed. P67 and 2500k
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Old June 20, 2011, 03:37 PM
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aha im heavily out numbered! lol, okay i'll make the switch any other suggestions?
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Old June 20, 2011, 03:46 PM
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save some moolah by getting a haf case? :) nice and roomy

maybe a 6950? not that the zotac 570 is badly priced either :p

and as it was already pointed out by mr bg you'll need a dual channel kit for ram, 2x4 gigers lets say
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Old June 20, 2011, 06:38 PM
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You're forgetting the PSU to power everything. Get a 600W for a single GTX570 or if you're getting a dual SLI capable P67/Z68 board and want to do a SLI in the future, get a 800-850W instead.
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Old June 20, 2011, 06:53 PM
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You're forgetting the PSU to power everything. Get a 600W for a single GTX570 or if you're getting a dual SLI capable P67/Z68 board and want to do a SLI in the future, get a 800-850W instead.

He might have that already as he stated anything that he didn't list in the original post he already had.

My question for the OP though, is what features about the Storm Sniper do you like? If you really want that case look here: Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 1X2.5 No PSU - DirectCanada

Reg price is $135, but free ground shipping on orders over $50. There are also a couple of other really nice Cooler Master cases on DirectCanada as well. Not going to recommend any until I know what you atr looking for though.
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Old June 20, 2011, 07:39 PM
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hmm good question, well to be honest i had initially chose the tower i chose, because i have a friend who currently has it, i've only heard good things, especially the simplicity and the space involved. Personally though it's not the pretties tower, i had initially thought of getting the tempest but i feel like it would get too cramped, i don't mind having a huge tower but my budget ideally would be roughly 100 dollars up to 135$. I have a 750watt psu, but i've been thinking of getting a single rail 1000w psu i just havent found anything reliable (as far as comments on the product go) for an affordable price.
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